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The American Girl - A Novel

Kate Horsley

From a bright new talent comes a riveting psychological thriller about an American exchange student in France involved in a suspicious accident, and the journalist determined to break the story and uncover the dark secrets a small town is hiding. On a quiet summer morning, seventeen-year-old American exchange student Quinn Perkins stumbles out of the woods near the small French town of St. Roch. Barefoot, bloodied, and unable to say what has happened to her, Quinn's appearance creates quite a stir, especially since the Blavettes-the French family with whom she's been staying-have mysteriously disappeared. Now the media, and everyone in the idyllic village, are wondering if the American girl had anything to do with her host family's disappearance. Though she is cynical about the media circus that suddenly forms around the girl, Boston journalist Molly Swift cannot deny she is also drawn to the mystery and travels to St. Roch. She is prepared to do anything to learn the truth, including lying so she can get close to Quinn. But when a shocking discovery turns the town against Quinn and she is arrested for the murders of the Blavette family, she finds an unlikely ally in Molly. As a trial by media ensues, Molly must unravel the disturbing secrets of the town's past in an effort to clear Quinn's name, but even she is forced to admit that the American Girl makes a very compelling murder suspect. Is Quinn truly innocent and as much a victim as the Blavettes-or is she a cunning, diabolical killer intent on getting away with murder…? Told from the alternating perspectives of Molly, as she's drawn inexorably closer to the truth, and Quinn's blog entries tracing the events that led to her accident, The American Girl is a deliciously creepy, contemporary, twisting mystery leading to a shocking conclusion.

From a bright new talent comes a riveting psychological thriller about an American exchange student in France involved in a suspicious accident, and the journalist determined to break the story and uncover the dark secrets a small town is hiding. On a quiet summer morning, seventeen-year-old American exchange student Quinn Perkins stumbles out of the woods near the small French town of St. Roch. Barefoot, bloodied, and unable to say what has happened to her, Quinn's appearance creates quite a stir, especially since the Blavettes-the French family with whom she's been staying-have mysteriously disappeared. Now the media, and everyone in the idyllic village, are wondering if the American girl had anything to do with her host family's disappearance. Though she is cynical about the media circus that suddenly forms around the girl, Boston journalist Molly Swift cannot deny she is also drawn to the mystery and travels to St. Roch. She is prepared to do anything to learn the truth, including lying so she can get close to Quinn. But when a shocking discovery turns the town against Quinn and she is arrested for the murders of the Blavette family, she finds an unlikely ally in Molly. As a trial by media ensues, Molly must unravel the disturbing secrets of the town's past in an effort to clear Quinn's name, but even she is forced to admit that the American Girl makes a very compelling murder suspect. Is Quinn truly innocent and as much a victim as the Blavettes-or is she a cunning, diabolical killer intent on getting away with murder…? Told from the alternating perspectives of Molly, as she's drawn inexorably closer to the truth, and Quinn's blog entries tracing the events that led to her accident, The American Girl is a deliciously creepy, contemporary, twisting mystery leading to a shocking conclusion.
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From a bright new talent comes a riveting psychological thriller about an American exchange student in France involved in a suspicious accident, and the journalist determined to break the story and uncover the dark secrets a small town is hiding. On a quiet summer morning, seventeen-year-old American exchange student Quinn Perkins stumbles out of the woods near the small French town of St. Roch. Barefoot, bloodied, and unable to say what has happened to her, Quinn's appearance creates quite a stir, especially since the Blavettes-the French family with whom she's been staying-have mysteriously disappeared. Now the media, and everyone in the idyllic village, are wondering if the American girl had anything to do with her host family's disappearance. Though she is cynical about the media circus that suddenly forms around the girl, Boston journalist Molly Swift cannot deny she is also drawn to the mystery and travels to St. Roch. She is prepared to do anything to learn the truth, including lying so she can get close to Quinn. But when a shocking discovery turns the town against Quinn and she is arrested for the murders of the Blavette family, she finds an unlikely ally in Molly. As a trial by media ensues, Molly must unravel the disturbing secrets of the town's past in an effort to clear Quinn's name, but even she is forced to admit that the American Girl makes a very compelling murder suspect. Is Quinn truly innocent and as much a victim as the Blavettes-or is she a cunning, diabolical killer intent on getting away with murder…? Told from the alternating perspectives of Molly, as she's drawn inexorably closer to the truth, and Quinn's blog entries tracing the events that led to her accident, The American Girl is a deliciously creepy, contemporary, twisting mystery leading to a shocking conclusion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Whelan, Nan McNamara

Length:

11h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

12:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:13